Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Unveiling Our Latest Podcast Episode on 'Star Wars: Analytical Essays'

Welcome, Star Wars enthusiasts and scholarly explorers! We're excited to announce the release of our latest podcast episode, a special feature that coincides with the fan-celebrated Star Wars Day on May the Fourth and the vibrant festivities of International Geek Day on May 25th. In this episode, we delve deep into the academic galaxy with a focus on the recently published anthology, 'Star Wars: Analytical Essays', edited by the esteemed Emily Strand and Amy H. Sturgis.

Why should you tune in?

Whether you're a lifelong fan of the saga or a curious academic, this episode offers a unique perspective on the Star Wars universe. We explore how this iconic series not only captivates audiences but also serves as a rich field for scholarly analysis and discussion. Our special guests, Emily and Amy, bring their insights as editors of this multidisciplinary volume, discussing the challenges and triumphs of bringing Star Wars into the academic sphere.

Join us as we navigate through the themes of mythology, politics, and philosophy within Star Wars, uncovering how these stories reflect, influence, and critique our world. This episode is not just a celebration of Star Wars as a cultural phenomenon but also an acknowledgment of its impact on various academic disciplines.

Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that bridges the gap between popular culture and scholarly research. Embark on this intellectual adventure by listening to our latest episode, available now wherever you get your podcasts. May the scholarly force be with you!


'Star Wars' is a global phenomenon that in 2022 celebrated its 45th year of transmedia storytelling, and it has never been more successful than it is today. More 'Star Wars' works than ever are currently available or in simultaneous development, including live-action and animated series, novels, comics, and merchandise, as well as the feature films for which the franchise is best known. 'Star Wars' fandom is worldwide, time-tested, and growing; academic interest in the franchise, both inside and outside of the classroom, is high. This accessible and multidisciplinary anthology covers topics across the full history of the franchise.

With a range of essays by authors whose disciplines run from culture and religious studies to film, feminism, and philology, Star Wars: Essays Exploring a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Vernon Press, 2023) speaks to academics in the field, students in the classroom, and anyone looking to broaden their understanding and deepen their appreciation for 'Star Wars'.

Title Star Wars: Essays Exploring a Galaxy Far, Far Away [Paperback]
Edition 1st
ISBN 978-1-64889-908-9
Published in May 2024

Page last updated on May 24th 2024. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.